Research Summary

Helping and Learning at Work

by Teresa M. Amabile

Description

This research focuses on collaboration and helping in creative project teams. Colin Fisher (UCL), Julianna Pillemer (Wharton), and I conducted a multi-year study of successful and unsuccessful helping episodes inside a creative design firm. The paper reporting this study is currently under revision for journal publication. In 2014, we published a Harvard Business Review article on this topic.